Up 4,381 this week

Girls of the White Orchid (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  28 November 1983 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 147 users  
Reviews: 7 user

In Los Angeles, the naive and lonely burger waitress and aspirant singer Carol Heath finds an advertisement in the newspaper with a job opportunity in Tokyo. She has a meeting with the ... See full summary »



(story), , 1 more credit »
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 160 titles
created 23 Feb 2013
a list of 5666 titles
created 14 Mar 2013
a list of 3525 titles
created 11 months ago
list image
a list of 63 titles
created 9 months ago
a list of 58 titles
created 7 months ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Girls of the White Orchid (TV Movie 1983)

Girls of the White Orchid (TV Movie 1983) on IMDb 4.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Girls of the White Orchid.




Cast overview, first billed only:
Carol Heath
Thomas Byrd ...
Don Potter
Madame Mori
Yvonne McCord ...
Leslie Wing ...
John Hancock ...
Sergeant Kelly
Lionel Decker ...
Eda Reiss Merin ...
Mrs. Powers
Isabell O'Connor ...
Esther (as Isabell Monk)


In Los Angeles, the naive and lonely burger waitress and aspirant singer Carol Heath finds an advertisement in the newspaper with a job opportunity in Tokyo. She has a meeting with the agents, the American Cavanaugh and the Japanese Shiro ; she signs the contract in English and Japanese and travels to Japan to work at the White Orchid night-club. She shares a hotel room with a dancer and sooner she discovers the scheme of prostitution in the club that belongs to Yakuza. Alone, without money and her passport, she is protected by Shiro, but pressed by the managers Madame Mori and her husband Hatanaka to be receptive to client's proposals. Meanwhile her former boyfriend returns to LA and seeks her out. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Stardom is her dream. And her nightmare.


Crime | Drama


See all certifications »




Release Date:

28 November 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Girls of the White Orchid  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Finding My Own Way
Written by Brad Fiedel
Performed by Jennifer Jason Leigh
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Hawaii Five-O Was Better
29 March 2007 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Oriental bad guys entice a sweet, naive young American girl named Carol (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to Tokyo, ostensibly to further her singing career. But the bad guys run a prostitution ring out of a Tokyo club called the White Orchid. And Carol's real job is that of a prostitute. Carol resists, and her boyfriend leaves the U.S. to rescue her. Based on a real life event, this made-for-TV film is sub-par.

For one thing, Leigh is miscast. She's too young and too innocent looking. Another problem is that beyond the basic premise, there just isn't that much to the story. Pacing is slow. Characters spend a lot of time walking around on the streets. Ancillary singers sing and perform in the club. All of which add up to ... filler.

The film has a cheap, made-for-TV look and feel. Music is nondescript. Acting is stilted. The film's ending is predictable and visually unimaginative. "Girls Of The White Orchid" is rather like an inferior imitation of an extended episode of Hawaii Five-O. I kept waiting for Steve McGarrett to show up to tell his partner: "book'em, Danno".

8 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Girls Of The White Orchid Authorfan
Discuss Girls of the White Orchid (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: